Episode 113

Accelerated Intelligence with Shaahin Cheyene | Win the Day® podcast
November 15, 2022
Shaahin Cheyene generated more than $1 billion in sales before his 20th birthday. Today, he is one of the world's leading Amazon experts.
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After fearing for their lives during the Iranian Revolution of 1978, Shaahin Cheyene’s family fled the country – leaving everything behind – and eventually found a new home in Los Angeles, California.

At 15 years old, Shaahin left home with nothing but the clothes on his back. A few short years later, he kickstarted the “smart drug” movement and was at the helm of a business empire that spanned the globe and would bring in more than $1 billion in revenue.

The product? “Herbal Ecstacy”, a LEGAL party drug, that took the music world by storm – and caught the fierce attention of disgruntled drug dealers, big pharma, and of course federal authorities.

Today, he is the Founder / CEO of Accelerated Intelligence, which provides supplements, nutrition, and research to support optimal brain health and well-being.

He’s also a major ‘Fulfillment by Amazon’ seller, the lead coach at Amazon Mastery where he teaches entrepreneurs how to crush it on the Amazon platform, and is regarded as one of the leading global minds on what’s next in e-commerce, Amazon, and the internet.

Outside of those ventures, he’s the founder of podcast booking agency PodcastCola and host of the Hack and Grow Rich Podcast.

In this episode:

  • How Shaahin ushered his startup venture to $1 billion in sales before his 20th birthday
  • The biggest opportunities to make money online today
  • The craziest moments from the nine lives he’s lived so far, and
  • The simple mentality that’s underpinned all his business and personal growth.

Let’s WIN THE DAY with Shaahin Cheyene!


0:16 Who is Shaahin Cheyene

2:21 Interview starts

4:20 Leaving home at 15 years old

6:20 Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill

8:24 True wealth comes when you work for yourself

11:45 The #1 secret for business growth

17:50 Sell to a starving crowd

20:11 The immigrant mentality (and legacy)

23:20 Being comfortable is the most dangerous thing

26:18 How to know when it’s time to move on from a business venture

28:10 Does using drugs make you a better entrepreneur?

32:15 Shaahin’s daily routine

35:42 How to spot trends before they happen

40:15 Selling on Amazon for beginners

49:15 Best lessons in business

54:25 Rocket Round


Resources / links mentioned:

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⚡ Shaahin Cheyene website.

📷 Shaahin Cheyene Instagram.

📚 ‘Billion: How I Became King of the Thrill Pill Cult‘ by Shaahin Cheyene.

📈 For a free download of Shaahin's 'Selling on Amazon' course, email darkzess@gmail.com with subject line: WINTHEDAY

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Inspiring quotes in this episode:
  • "Overwhelm is the death of flow." - Shaahin Cheyene
  • "The fool's way to sell something is to create a better mousetrap and hope that the world will find its way to your door. It's bullshit. Nobody cares. Always look at distribution first." - Shaahin Cheyene
  • "The ultimate secret to succeeding in any venture is you have to be willing to do whatever it takes to get there." - Shaahin Cheyene
  • "You can't teach hunger. You’ve got to be hungry." - Shaahin Cheyene
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